Heavy, wet snow shows another side of spring in New England

BOSTON (AP) — New Englanders who had enjoyed an early spring are getting a kick in the seat of the pants with a storm packing powerful gusts, rain and heavy, wet snow. More than a foot of snow fell in Spofford in western New Hampshire and the wind gusted to 60 mph at the Isles of Shoals about 6 miles off the New Hampshire Coast. Snow fell from New York’s Hudson Valley northward northern New York and eastward through New England. The wind and heavy snow are causing sporadic power outages and creating slippery conditions. Winter weather warnings or advisories are posted for large swaths of Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts.